Then I went to the grocery store. While walking in I saw a little stone bench and decided to put a penny there (not my found penny!) and see if anyone would pick it up while I was in shopping. I set a shiny penny on the far edge of the bench then went in the store.
When I came out it was still there! Granted I was only in the store for 9 minutes, but a woman was sitting on the bench! She could have easily snatched it up but since she didn't I did!
So my first lost money experiment to see if anyone would find money I "lost" was a fail. I think so many people are preoccupied and just don't look.
And yes, I picked it up, acting all surprised to have found a penny!
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination: 1 penny
U.S. Mint: D
Condition: scratched and tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date: $27.42